Monthly Virtual Local Greater St. Louis Area Sector Music Battle
January 21 @ 7:00 pm - January 31 @ 11:59 pm UTC-6
Please read everything below:
This is a monthly online battle between the 4 sectors of the map in the picture above. Basically, before or on the 1st of each month in the comments, I’ll select a tribute artist (like Bruno Mars). Then, you have until noon on the 21st of each month to record an MP3 cover song (or as many songs as you’d like) based on the selected tribute artist. Then e-mail me your recording. Name your recording as the month and year, sector, song name, “Cover By” who, and your contact (July 2020, Central, 24k Magic, Cover By Zyi Li Music, YouTube @Zyilistl). This is so you can gain recognition and people have your contact.
The evening of the 21st, I’ll upload all the songs into their right sector folder at this link so everyone has an equal amount of listening time. (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/109IDogFZ2mbxjuhqI9z6pmK_3ARHlCbQ?usp=sharing). Go to that month’s folder and listen to all the songs for each sector. Then vote for your favorite sector on the Meetup poll. A link to the poll will be in the comments below after uploading all the song. The poll will end 11:59 PM on the last day of the month. The winning sector will be announced in the comments below on the 1st of the next month based on the most votes. Ties go to the sector that uploaded the most songs; then to the largest variety of songs. The sector that wins the most times that year is the sector of the year. This is all for bragging rights. But who knows what it’ll lead to down the road.
Your chosen tribute song can be any song that is connected to that selected tribute artist. You can do it by yourself, karaoke the original, create a new cover with your group, or even a mash-up (whatever you’d like). The idea is to create a friendly positive competition that showcases the different styles and unique abilities of musicians in the area. The recording does not have to be made that month. They can be old.
Feel free to message me to recommend a tribute artist.
The map is broken into 4 sections based on their relation to major rivers and highways. I assigned random colors to each and tried to make the population as equal as possible. As long as 1 person in the recording lives within that sector, you can choose that sector (you must choose only 1 sector). If your group is scattered, it is based on where the majority lives. Otherwise flip a coin (but be consistent through the months).
Central (Blue): Missouri side inside/East of Highway 270.
East (Orange): Illinois side East of the Mississippi River.
North (Red): Missouri side North of the Missouri River.
South (Green): Missouri side South of the Missouri River and outside/West of Highway 270.
BTW, I think I need to adjust the dates for future months. I selected repeat the event every month, but the dates are weird. Just know to send me recordings until the 21st of each month and I’ll upload everything that afternoon. The poll will end at the end of the month.